Bisexual Bias - Some People Are Bi, Get Over It

E J Rosetta | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Bisexuality is valid. It's not what I'm calling myself as I'm transitioning, it's not what people are labelled while they're deciding. It's a whole other category! Entering the very community you've been dying to belong to and having them reject you is enough to send a person straight back into the closet!

The Grey Area

Gemma Parry | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

We've all heard the stereotypes attached to being bisexual; indecisive, confused, wanting your cake and eating it too, gay or lesbian in transition, the list goes on and on. If you identify as bisexual, it's likely that you've encountered these clichés at some point. I know that I certainly have...

Oh, to Be Bisexual

Jack Fletcher | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

As a heterosexual man trying to find love in this world, straight away my choices are cut by 50%. Then there's the language barriers and geography. Oh to be bisexual: not to care about the genitalia of another person and only care about the person for themselves.

Is Sexuality Innate or Socially Constructed?

Julie Bindel | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Bindel

Some gay people might feel that finding a gay gene might diminish prevalent homophobia, but this is naive. Racism has not diminished because we know that blackness or whiteness is genetic. But scientists still treat us like rats in a lab and look for 'causes'. I have been told I am a lesbian because my mother smoked and drank whilst carrying me.

Londoners Unfriendly? No We Bloody Well Aren't!

Charles Donovan | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Donovan

"Born Londoners are actually rather friendly", I typed. "It's the blow-ins that aren't". I was swiftly accused of both xenophobia and elitism, so I had to clarify. Londoners come in every race and creed imaginable.

Jessie J: "My Bisexuality Is Just a Phase"

Eve Hartley | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Eve Hartley

I feel betrayed. Not that she was an important part of my every day life- I just feel deflated and disappointed that another role model has given in to the stigma of carrying the LGBT tag. Perhaps she just didn't understand the knock on effect it would cause to her younger LGBT fans - many regarding her as a hero to look up to.

There's Nothing Queer About Being Bisexual

Liam Beattie | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

When I was coming to terms with my sexuality, trying to work out whether I was solely attracted to one gender over the other was an ongoing battle raging in my head. Much of the time I would reassure myself that such feelings towards males would simply pass and that opting to identify as heterosexual was the easy solution to this problem.

Adding Insult to Injury: The Media Coverage of the Bisexual Asylum Seeker Case

Milena Popova | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Milena Popova

It is vital for bisexual people's stories to be heard; for biphobia and bi erasure to be called out for what they are. Bisexuality doesn't fit neatly in a gay/straight narrative. That doesn't make biphobia any less hurtful or harmful - sometimes, as in this case, in a "life and death" sort of way.

Why Are the Media Labelling Tom Daley as Gay?

Beth Saward | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Saward

Daley doesn't use any label in the video. The language he uses seems deliberately chosen to avoid any form of labelling of his sexuality. Either that or he feels that he hasn't settled on one yet. Regardless of his reasons, the media has mostly fallen over themselves to declare him a new gay icon.

Why Is Tom Daley's Coming Out Story a Media Frenzy?

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jack Rattenbury

Olympic diver Tom Daley, came out as bisexual yesterday, admitting he has been in a relationship with a man since spring this year. This story blew up all over the media and social network. Gay men were celebrating, straight girls were upset.

Tom Daley, Bisexuality and Sports' Sexuality Problem

Eloise Hendy | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

Tom Daley is gay! The ridiculously tanned, ridiculously toned, young gay icon has revealed he has had a boyfriend for months. All the guys across the world who may have watched the Olympic diving less for the pike position and more for Daley's tiny speedos can rejoice, as his heterosexual teen girl fan base cry into their goggles. Except, actually, he isn't gay, or at least hasn't said as much.

Being Honest, Changing Minds

B.J. Epstein | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Some people simply have ideas they haven't reconsidered in years. They think that they don't know gays and that gay issues have nothing to do with them. They don't see why they should think about equal rights or about health issues or about their stereotyped views of humourless lesbians and camp men.

Who Are The Top LGBT Businesspeople?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

OUTstanding in Business, a campaign to improve the diversity of British business boardrooms has published the first lever list of the most inspiring L...

Dangerous New LGB Data - How Three Out of Four Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Brits Just Disappeared

Ian Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

How many LGBT youth groups, suicide prevention lines, anti-bullying groups or gay health initiatives are in line to see their funding slashed because the 'official' count of LGBT people in the UK according to the ONS has now just been revised downwards - by more than 75%?

Being Bisexual

Chris Godfrey | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Godfrey

Being a bisexual man is like trying to look left and right at the same time. Naturally this is to be expected considering the paradoxical nature of what being bisexual entails, but the beliefs and dogmatic perceptions of a large section within society make it almost impossible. Both gay people and straight people seem to have their qualms about bisexuality.

We're Not Bicurious - We're Bifurious!

Matt Stanley | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Stanley

Inevitably though, if we're not greedy then we're trying to be "cool" - this, forgetting the fact that bisexuality ceased to be "cool" in roughly 2008, the same year Katy Perry's ear-numbing 'I Kissed a Girl' reached number one, catapulting bisexuality into the desert of mainstream culture to get picked at by the buzzards.

Bisexuality: Is It Fun, Non Committal or Just Plain Greedy?

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

When people described themselves as being bisexual I automatically assumed they were gay (if male), trying to make themselves more interesting (if female) or desperate to broaden their appeal and fan base (if famous). I thought saying you're bisexual was just a cop out, just like saying you're a Liberal Democrat.

Bisexuality, Bigotry and Bindel

Sarah Cope | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah Cope

Last week Julie Bindel told bisexual women that if they had an ounce of sexual politics, they would stop sleeping with men. Immediately a Facebook group sprung up, entitled "400 Women Called Sarah".

Bisexuality and Marriage

B.J. Epstein | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Bisexuals, of course, might be in either opposite-sex or same-sex relationships, and if it's the latter, they too might want to marry their same-sex partners just as much as some homosexuals do. Bisexuals, too, have fought for equal access to marriage (and other rights) and yet seem to be regularly erased from the picture.

Bye Bi: The Case of the Missing Bisexuals

B.J. Epstein | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Why someone's sexuality needs to be public knowledge is not a question that will be taken up here, but what is relevant is that more celebrities and other public figures feel confident coming out as bisexual these days.